Going to England? Don’t Miss out on these British Food Staples

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Planning a trip to England? From Buckingham Palace in London to the many medieval castles scattered throughout the countryside, England has endless sight seeing opportunities to make your trip unforgettable. Aside from the many attractions there are to see, England also has a vast array of unique dining options. In fact, London surpassed Paris in restaurant diversity and depth about 10 years ago. As you make your itinerary, be sure to include some good restaurants to ensure you make the most of your dining experience. Travel books like Rick Steves or Frodors can give you a list of restaurants by location to make planning eating out easy. These sources can also give you the inside scoop on the top restaurants around England, like where you can find the best Sunday roast, for example. While you’re doing your research, keep in mind these three foods that are a must try to complete your trip to England.

  1. Sunday Roast Dinner – The traditional Sunday roast is a staple meal in the UK. Consisting of meat, gravy, mashed or roasted potatoes and Yorkshire pudding, the Sunday roast is an authentic British meal that you need to try while traveling around England. The best Sunday roast can be found at a local pub, so don’t be afraid to ask around for recommendations.
  2. Fish and Chips – Fish and Chips is another traditional English meal that is a must have while you are there. It consists of battered fish and a side of “chips,” which in American terms means french fries. There are many great fish restaurants throughout England, so no matter where you are you are bound to find decent fish and chips.
  3. Cider – Ok, this one is not necessarily a food, but it is another staple of British society. Not only is cider widely produced throughout England, it is also widely consumed. The UK has nearly 60,000 pubs, with 15 million British people visiting their local pub each week. Some popular brands include Bulmers and Magners.

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